Dr. Christopher Kahn, MD, MPH, FAEMS began his medical career as an EMT-Basic for STAT Ambulance of San Diego County. After completing his formal education and spending two years as the Medical Fellow for the Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, he joined the faculty at UC Irvine. He later moved back to San Diego, joining the UCSD faculty in 2011. He has served as the base hospital medical director and fellowship director for the EMS/Disaster Medicine training program, and currently serves as chief of the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine, medical co-director for the Emergency Management program, and Chief Medical Officer for the City of San Diego. He maintains research interests in mass casualty triage, ambulance safety, and application of information technology to emergency medical services. He is a member of Disaster Medical Assistance Team CA-4, with multiple deployments including Hurricane Sandy and COVID-related missions; he was awarded the COVID-19 Pandemic Civilian Service Medal by the Department of Health and Human Services for his efforts. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals in addition to being the section editor for “NHTSA Notes” in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kahn is board-certified in Emergency Medical Services (as well as Emergency Medicine), and works diligently to advocate for EMS patients and agencies. In his limited free time, when not playing with his kids, he also enjoys playing a wide variety of board games and reading, particularly mysteries and science-fiction.